Persia Education Foundation – In honour of the late award winning Stanford mathematician, Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017), Persia Educational Foundation has established the Persia Mirzakhani Scholarship for Women.
Following her passing on 14 July 2017, Persia Educational Foundation has established a scholarship in remembrance of Professor Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics.
The Persia scholarship is designed to support education of Persian-speaking women of any age or citizenship enrolled in a Master of Science or final year of a Doctorate programme studying STEM at specific accredited universities in the UK. Applicants must provide a copy of their transcripts and 2 academic references demonstrating academic excellence and financial need.
The inaugural scholarship will be GBP 1500 per awardee. Eligible applicants will be encouraged to submit their application for the 2018-2019 academic year to Persia Educational Foundation by 5:00 pm BT on 1 February 2018. Following consultations with the relevant universities, the inaugural scholarship results will be announced on 3 May 2018, marking the first anniversary of the birth of the late Professor Mirzakhani.